• Control over your translations
  • Save costs on translators
  • No slowing down of your site

GoogleTranslate offers frontend translation. Useful, yes. But often slow, and it is not always perfect. Our powerful Joomla extension offers backend translations for all your products and categories. This allows you to correct translations before publishing. And it makes your site fly.

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Cost € 49  per 12 months
includes support & downloads
Current version 1.0.4 (Stable)
Requirements Joomla 3.6 - Joomla 3.7
PHP 5.6, PHP 7.0.4 or higher
Joomla! core / JoomFish / FaLang
Support Support Forum
License GNU/GPL (General Public License)


  • Editor button to translate editor text
  • JavaScript widget to translate any other input field
  • Support for Joomla! core multilinguality
  • Support for JoomFish multilingual extension
  • Modify your translated text to your needs
  • Language (locale) is automatically detected
  • No performance loss on your frontend

Getting started

  • Install the component and plugin in the Extension Manager
  • Enable the plugin in the Plugin Manager
  • Configure your Google API key in the component


Want to see GoogleTranslate in action?

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  • Quickly get started with computer automated translations
  • Correct translations when you need to within the backend
  • Still have a fast frontend because no JS is needed on the frontend

User Reviews


I can’t thank you enough for this plugin. We’ve been trying it and loving it.


Implementing GoogleTranslate can be done in two ways: In your frontend or in your backend. When you implement the Google Translation API in your frontend - by using a JavaScript widget provided by Google - the usage of their API is free. However, it has various downsides: The JavaScript widget will slow down your site. Even worse, when the Google API is down, your frontend will suffer as well. Also, the Joomla content you offer will still be indexed only in the original language - there is no SEO benefit in using additional languages. Last but not least, whenever the API makes a mistake, whenever the API translates a phrase or sentence in a wrong way, there is no way for you to fix that mistake.

Our extension solves all of this. It allows you to translate in your backend, and then save that content to the Joomla database. The frontend will simply load content in the usual way, with no additional JavaScript required. Also, because the content is translated manually (with a single click on the button), you can correct any translations afterwards. This makes our translation tool a must have when dealing with larger multilingual sites.

Note that the Google Translate API service is not free

The Google Translation API v2 is only made available by Google as a paid service. While Googles pricing is ok, we understand objections against it. Please note that we do not offer the Google Translation itself, neither can we determine the terms under which it is offered.

GoogleTranslate or BingTranslate?

Both Google and Microsoft offer computer-based translation APIs. To make the right choice, you need to weigh in a couple of factors. GoogleTranslate charges for every translation you make, while the Microsoft Translation API (formerly called BingTranslate) is free up to a certain limit. Both offer a finejob when translating content, but some users claim that the Google translation is slightly better than the one of Microsoft. To test this, it is best to try out their free web-based version with your own text to compare the differences. Some useful links:

If you purchase the GoogleTranslate extension from our site, you will get a 50% discount on the BingTranslate extension and vice versa. This allows you to easily cross-over when needed.


Once the Editor Plugin is enabled, you will find a button that is added to the WYSIWYG area. When editing an article, the language of that article can be configured as an article setting. The button will pick up on that language setting and with one click, it will replace the WYSIWYG text with the translated equivalent.

Once the System Plugin is enabled, you will find a small icon next to each input field, that allows translating the value of that input field as well.

For instructions on using GoogleTranslate under JoomFish, see the installation guide (which explains the procedure for BingTranslate, but this procedure also works for GoogleTranslate).

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